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====Creating a New Cemetery Category====****Update Pending****

Cemetery naming is a very important step in creating a new category!

First, you want to find the current official name for the cemetery. This is the name that is shown on the cemetery website (if one is available), the cemetery signage located on the grounds (most common), or on locally registered historical societies (e.g., State Name> Historical Society in the United States or <County Name> Local History Society in England). If you are not sure where to look for official cemetery names, or are struggling with a particular cemetery, ask for assistance in G2G using the tag CEMETERIES or you can check with other project members working in your area.

Note: FindAGrave can be a valuable research tool; however, the Cemeterist Project does not recognize all FindAGrave Cemetery Names as being correct. Always do your research first!

Next, you will want to find the exact location of the cemetery in <City/Town>, <State> or <County/Parish>, <State> format. The <County/Parish>, <State> format is applicable to cemeteries that are situated outside of City/Town boundaries or are situated in an unincorporated area of a County/Parish. This can be tricky for localities you are not intimately familiar with since many cemeteries will list their management address instead of their physical location. This is another area in which locally registered historical societies can be of great assistance.

On the new category page, we will add the CategoryInfoBox Cemetery template that helps us document all of the relevant/needed details of the cemetery. For example:

Name:Cedar Heights Cemetery
(also known as Fisher Cemetery; Color Cemetery)
Location:Category:Paris, Kentucky
WikiTree Page:Space: Cedar_Heights_Cemetery
FindAGrave:1824712 map
Web page:https://www.sterlingwhite.com/
Map:OpenStreetMap Google
Map of Profiles:WikiTree+ Maps
Project:Cemeterist Project
See also:Ask questions in G2G using the tags TEXAS CEMETERIES and CATEGORIZATION

Category Information for African-American Cemeteries: Usage with Preferred parameters:

{{CategoryInfoBox Cemetery
|name= Name of the cemetery. Example: Cedar Heights Cemetery
|aka= Other (also known as) names for the cemetery, separated by commas. Example: Fisher Cemetery, Colored Cemetery
|parent= Name of the lowest cemetery parent category that groups the cemeteries (usually a County/Parish category). Example: Bourbon County, Kentucky
|project= Name of the project. Example: US Black Heritage
|location= Name location category where the cemetery is located (typically a city/town/village). Example: Paris, Kentucky
|spacepage= Name of the associated cemetery Free Space Page without the Space: prefix. Example: Cedar Heights Cemetery, Paris, Kentucky
|findagraveID= Optional. ID of the cemetery on FindAGrave website (the number in the URL of the cemetery). Example: 73943
}}
Name: Name of the cemetery.
WikiTree+ Report:Detailed report on profiles and related FG cemeteries
Map of Profiles:WikiTree+ Maps
Project / Team:Cemeterist / US Black Heritage
See also:Ask questions in G2G using the tags US Black Heritage and Cemeteries and Categorization

Profiles are placed in this category with this text [[Space:US Black Heritage Cemeteries Team Resources]] .

[[Category: <city/town, State, African-American Cemeteries]]

Once the CategoryInfoBox Cemetery template is complete, click save. Your cemetery category is now created and ready for continued use!





















































































































































































































====Creating a New Category ====****Update Pending To create the new cemetery category, click on the red link. A blank category page will open up. See the steps below. On the new category page, we will add the CategoryInfoBox Cemetery template that helps us document all of the relevant/needed details of the cemetery. For example:

Name:Cedar Heights Cemetery
(also known as Fisher Cemetery; Color Cemetery)
Location:Category:Paris, Kentucky
WikiTree Page:Space: Cedar_Heights_Cemetery
FindAGrave:1824712 map
Web page:https://www.sterlingwhite.com/
Map:OpenStreetMap Google
Map of Profiles:WikiTree+ Maps
Project:Cemeterist Project
See also:Ask questions in G2G using the tags TEXAS CEMETERIES and CATEGORIZATION

Category Information for African-American Cemeteries: Usage with Preferred parameters:

{{CategoryInfoBox Cemetery
|name= Name of the cemetery. Example: Cedar Heights Cemetery
|aka= Other (also known as) names for the cemetery, separated by commas. Example: Fisher Cemetery, Colored Cemetery
|parent= Name of the lowest cemetery parent category that groups the cemeteries (usually a County/Parish category). Example: Bourbon County, Kentucky
|project= Name of the project. Example: US Black Heritage
|location= Name location category where the cemetery is located (typically a city/town/village). Example: Paris, Kentucky
|spacepage= Name of the associated cemetery Free Space Page without the Space: prefix. Example: Cedar Heights Cemetery, Paris, Kentucky
|findagraveID= Optional. ID of the cemetery on FindAGrave website (the number in the URL of the cemetery). Example: 73943
}}
Name: Name of the cemetery.
WikiTree+ Report:Detailed report on profiles and related FG cemeteries
Map of Profiles:WikiTree+ Maps
Project / Team:Cemeterist / US Black Heritage
See also:Ask questions in G2G using the tags US Black Heritage and Cemeteries and Categorization

Profiles are placed in this category with this text [[Space:US Black Heritage Cemeteries Team Resources]] .

[[Category: <city/town, State, African-American Cemeteries]]

Once the CategoryInfoBox Cemetery template is complete, click save. Your cemetery category is now created and ready for continued use!

How to Create the Free-Space Page

Free Space Pages (FSPs) are optional for African-American cemeteries. We would recommend creating an FSP for the affiliated church or organization instead. Please do not add a cemetery free-space page and category unless you will be adding them to profiles you and others will be creating.

To create a space page for the African-American Cemetery:

  1. Choose the Add+ tab and choose "New thing."
  2. Create the title of the space page using the name of the cemetery. Example: Liberty Colored Cemetery, Liberty, Casey County, Kentucky (The category and free-space page should be named in the same manner. In this case, the county was added because there is more than one location named Liberty in Kentucky).
  3. Add the new category for the cemetery as outlined below for how to create the category.
  4. Use the template from this page: Cemetery Pages For Liberty Colored Cemetery, I did not use every section included in the template. Use whatever is appropriate for the cemetery in question.
  5. Add additional information or images if available may be added to the page. Please do not use Find a Grave's images unless you obtain permission.

Free-space page examples:

Resources For African-American Cemeteries





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We follow the cemeteries guidelines except for the additional parameters: parent1, project and affiliation1, also used for African-American cemetery categories.
So you're saying those two pages are really about different topics? Which ones?
posted by Florian Straub
They are or should be exactly the same. I am working on updating them as time permits.
The link, African American Cemeteries online on this page doesn't work.
posted by L A Banta
It looks like their server is down because it was working two days ago. Hopefully it comes back up soon or we'll have to find another resource. Thanks! Emma